Hot competition for NSW golf title

It was tough going for golfers at the NSW Sandgreens Championships over the weekend in the heat. Pictured at the end of play on Day 1 are Hay golfers Eddie Redfern and John Richards (3rd from left) with the local team of Chris Gilbert and Jay Egan. Gilbert and Egan finished with two under for the day and third place overall for the weekend.

Cobar’s Jacob Ryan teamed up with Tony Harding from Narromine to win the men’s golf NSW Sandgreen Championships played on the Cobar course over the weekend.

Despite the very hot, windy and dusty conditions, Ryan and Harding seemed to be in control the whole tournament shooting seven under par in Day 1 of the competition on Saturday and then four under par for Day 2 on Sunday.

With an impressive 43 points in the scratch competition on Saturday, the pair was five shots ahead from locals Jay Egan and Chris Gilbert at the end of play on Day 1.

Ryan and Harding’s final score of 11 under par gave them the tournament win over
Dean Leach and James Taylor (from Warren) while Egan and Gilbert finished back in third place.

A number of local players featured in the top positions from the field of 108 players with Marc Cummins and Matt Hunter winning the Nett competition (after a great first day combined score of 50 points) from runners-up Sam Bolam and Adam Hall.

In the men’s local competition this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday’s games will be Stablefords.